Holby Wiki - Casualty and Holby City
Holby Wiki - Casualty and Holby City
This article covers a real-world subject which should not be taken as part of the Holby universe.

"Halfway House" is the 157th episode of Casualty and the 5th episode of the 10th series.


At a home for the mentally ill, a distressed young woman accuses an older man who innocently bought her some chocolate of abusing her; the argument between the pair results in a gas explosion; the manager of the home suffers minor injuries, but the young woman is badly injured and dies just after reaching hospital. Daniel mistakenly believes that the man is her brother and shows her into a room with the woman's mother, who had believed her claims and berates him; he runs off and steps in front of a train, dying soon after arriving in hospital. A man (John Bluthal) comes in believing he has throat cancer; he turns out to have a fishbone stuck in his throat and Daniel discharges him once it's removed but Mike calls him back in for a referral. A group of elderly people help out with a paramedical training exercise by posing as the victims of a bus crash; Liz is upset when one of them, an aspiring actor, gets too into character and grabs her. One of the women (Patsy Byrne) suffers a genuine heart attack and is taken to hospital (William Russell); she and her friend (Barbara Young), who have been competing over the actor, are upset to find his stories of his past are exaggerated. Jude feels Ash's relationship with Laura makes him unsuitable as union rep. Charlie is frustrated to witness Baz and Peter sharing an anniversary meal.